Guide to the Heinrich Eduard Jacob Collection, 1929-1983 

AR 1498

Processed by Julie Dawson

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2012-03-15. Finding aid written in English.
July 05, 2012  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Jacob, Heinrich Eduard, 1899-1967
Title:Heinrich Eduard Jacob Collection
Dates:1929-1983
Abstract:Folder one contains a variety of personal certificates and documents belonging to Heinrich and Dora Jacob, including documents related to his arrest, deportation, and emigration from Vienna and arrival in the United States in 1939. There are also a number of letters from prominent literary and cultural figures such as Thomas Mann, Max Brod, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, and Stefan Zweig.
Languages:This collection is in German and English.
Quantity:2 folders
Identification:AR 1498
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Heinrich Eduard Jacob was born in Berlin in 1889 to Richard and Martha Jacob (née Behrendt). During the Weimar Republic he worked as a journalist, but was also known for his fiction and non-fiction works which included plays, short stories, and novels. Starting in 1927 he led the Vienna-based Central European bureau of the Berliner Tageblatt newspaper. After the Anschluss, Jacob was arrested and interned in Dachau and Buchenwald. Thanks to the efforts of his later wife, Dora Angel-Soyka, he was eventually released in 1939 and together they emigrated to the United States. In New York he continued to publish, now for Aufbau and other English-language publications. Following the war he returned to Europe but did not permanently settle in any one location. He died in 1967 in Salzburg.

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Scope and Content Note

Folder one contains a variety of personal certificates and documents belonging to Heinrich and Dora Jacob, including documents related to his arrest, deportation, and emigration from Vienna and arrival in the United States in 1939. There are also brochures regarding his publications or exhibitions on his work and life. Folder two contains personal correspondence to Heinrich including letters from Thomas Mann, Max Brod, Ludwig Marcuse, Bernard von Brentano, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, Stefan Zweig, Herbert Hoover, Oskar Maurus Fontana, Louis Bromfield, Serge Saxe, August Hermann Zeiz, and Siegfried Freiberg.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Separated Material

Two photographs of Heinrich Jacob have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see these photographs click here.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Heinrich Eduard Jacob Collection; AR 1498; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

Item-level inventory list is in folder 1.

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Note

The correspondence is all photocopied, and legibility is therefore not optimal.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Personal documents, brochures, speeches (photocopies)1939-1979
12Private correspondence (photocopies)1929-1983
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